In this article, we’ll learn to install VeraCrypt. This is a FOSS disk encryption tool to create a virtual encrypted disk or, encrypt an entire partition or storage device or even a complete drive in Windows. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It is a fork of Truecrypt, a project that was discontinued in 2014. VeraCrypt is an easy-to-use disk encryption software with a user-friendly graphical user interface.
It is necessary to prevent others from accessing your data, especially if the data is stored on a portable disk. If the disk is stolen, all your data can be accessed easily. To prevent this, VeraCrypt can be used to encrypt the entire disk, making it impossible to access. The encryption keys are stored in the RAM itself, so, access to data is impossible until these keys are extracted. In this article, we will discuss how to install VeraCrypt in Linux.
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Steps to Install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu
VeraCrypt can be installed either through the GUI or through the console. The files for both methods are available to download from the official website.
Installing Veracrypt from Terminal
To install VeraCrypt through GUI, download the .deb package from the official website or directly by clicking here.
Update the system repositories by running the following command:
sudo apt update
You can also run the following command to download the GUI installer package:
sudo wget https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/trunk/1.25.9/+download/veracrypt-1.25.9-Ubuntu-21.10-amd64.deb
Now, install the package by executing the following command:
sudo apt install ./veracrypt-1.25.9-Ubuntu-21.10-amd64.deb
The package is successfully installed.
Installing VeraCrypt from the .deb file
To install VeraCrypt through the console, download the .deb package for the Console installer from the official website or directly by clicking here.
You can also download the package by executing the wget command in a terminal window:
sudo wget https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/trunk/1.25.9/+download/veracrypt-console-1.25.9-Ubuntu-21.10-amd64.deb
Now, execute the dpkg command to install the downloaded package:
sudo dpkg -i ./veracrypt-console-1.25.9-Ubuntu-21.10-amd64.deb
That’s all! VeraCrypt is installed successfully.
Sometimes, while installing the package, errors may be encountered. Here, the libfuse2 package is not installed on the system.
This package can be installed by executing the following command:
You can use VeraCrypt using the GUI or through the terminal. To know about the options and usage information about VeraCrypt, RUn the following command in a terminal window:
So, We discussed how to install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 21.10. Both the methods of installing VeraCrypt are fine and mentioned on the official website. To know how to use VeraCrypt to encrypt a disk, We will discuss it in another article.